(Closed) Bachelorette Party Costs

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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3152 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@hhchh:  I think you can provide a per person average cost. Doesn’t have to be exact, but if the hotel rooms are $100 each & can sleep 4 girls you can break it down to $30-50 (to cover cost of bride, etc) per girl depending on total attendance. Spa costs should be simple since they can choose what they’d want. Dinner could be tougher bc of alcohol but that’s to be expected. Concert tickets are pretty upfront & just add a few bucks on top to cover the bride. Explain that it’s all estimates until you have a final attendance list. I would guess each girl might be in around $200??

Post # 4
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951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I woudl recommend having an ‘Up To’ price, so if a mani pedi for 3 people is $70 but one for 10 people is $55, I would say ‘up to $70’, and let them know that depending on the attendance the cost could be lower.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Agree with PP, maybe work out minimum and maximum prices so they have a rough idea and tell them that exact prices will be determined once you’ve recieved RSVP’s!

I’d be more than happy to receive an invite like that and I’m sure her guests would too! 🙂

Post # 7
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185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@hhchh:

It is absolutely okay to ask for money up front.  I would tell the girls that you need to reserve the concert tickets, spa, and hotel by such-and-such a date, and that you need to have their money by then.  Hopefully the date is far enough in advance that people have time to get their money together.  Send the girls reminders periodically so they don’t forget the deadline. 

This may sound harsh, but I would also say that if you don’t have someone’s money by that date you won’t be able to include them in your bookings.  Stick to your guns on this!  Trust me, you do not want to put any money down up front because there WILL be a few people who will not pay you.  If you request money up front and people don’t give it you, you aren’t losing anything.  Those people will have to do just the dinner. 

My sister planned a bachelorette party for her friend and took this same route and it worked out fine.  I think most people understand that they can’t expect one person to pay for 20 people out of pocket. 

Post # 8
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1186 posts
Bumble bee

@hhchh:  I did a price fix of the highest price it would probably cost. Then when I ended up having a little extra money- I used it on alcohol which we drank on our limo bus. Ended up working out well 🙂 

Post # 9
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1186 posts
Bumble bee

@KHR20507:  +1. And expect like 1/2 the people to pay you on the date that it’s due, or come up with excuses. Definitely stick to your guns! People totally understand 

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